Identifying Misleading Information in an Argument

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  • Research an article that uses statistics to make its conclusion.
  • What is the premise and conclusion of the argument based on statistics?
    • Determine whether or not the argument uses any deceptive statistics.
    • Give your opinion on whether or not the argument has persuaded you. Explain why or why not.
    • Determine the primary ways in which statistics or authority are used in your current position in developing persuasive arguments, and provide examples of such use.

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Running head: STATISTICAL ARGUMENTS

Statistical Arguments
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STATISTICAL ARGUMENTS

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Statistical Arguments
Part 1

Statistics are used as the primary tools for making analyses and drawing connections
between phenomena. As such, persuasive and informative pieces of information alike capitalize
on the use of statistical figures as a primary approach to persuade the audience. An article by
Honor Whiteman (2015) published on the Medical News Today website utilized statistical
presentations to make its conclusion. The article is titled “1 in 2 people will develop cancer in
their lifetime.” In this article, the author outlines the predictions of scientists regarding how
cancer will affect people in the future. The statistical approach suggests that 50 percent of people
will develop cancer at some point in their lives.
The main premise in this ar...

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